Today we have some layouts from Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson! She is working some circles and tags for you today so we hope you enjoy!
This was a step outside of the box layout for me. I am very linear in my designing and usually shy away from circles since I can’t seem to keep them in a straight line ) I have been playing around with my Silhouette lately and found this super cute circle template so I cut it to 11 x 11″ using a piece of ‘Shattered’ cardstock.
I really wanted to use it twice on this layout so I layed it underneath my Kraft Core base and lightly sanded over top to have the image come through on top. I added my photo first and then started embellishing around it …… I took the circle template and carefully cut it into several pieces and adhered them around the photo slightly overlapping in spots and laying off the edge of the layout in others.
To add some more color I chose 4 pieces from the Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection and punched a couple sizes of circles out. I ran them through my Big Shot using a spotted embossing template and lightly sanded them to make the dots pop !! I raised all these circles around the layout to appear like I am ‘juggling’ lots of balls in the air …. (read the journaling)
Sand It Gadget
AND how about some Core Tags? If you come around our blog a lot then you know how much we love love love Core Tags! They come with a metal grommet and are perfect for any paper crafter….scrabookers…cardmakers…we all love them and Jennifer has a layout that just rocks them!
Over the years I’ve seen adorable tag projects but have never takent the time to create one myself …. Until I got these fantastic Core’dinations tags – LOVE them !!!
Of course like many of you I’m sure, I tend to take an absolute TON of pics of my kids and the stack I have of Alexander’s 1st soccer camp from a few summers back was crazy !! Lots of them were taken from quite far away but the expressions on his face and his actions were so cute I wanted to capture them all but needed to crop the photos small to really focus on him.
I started with a Spotted Jillian Dot base in French Roast and sanded off the top to show my fave big dots underneath. I chose 4 colors in 2 sizes of tags to emboss and ran them through my Big Shot with different Darice embossing folders (LOVE the clouds) …..
I adhere them to the outside edges of the base and then strung natural colored twine through the eyelets and tied them together …..
I cropped my photos and lightly sanded the edges to give me a nice white border and then rasied them onto 6 of the tags using 3D foam. I typed my journaling onto Snowflake cardstock and trimmed it to fit throughout the layout ….. All that was left was to add a title with some mini alphas !!!
Sand It Gadget
Darice Embossing Folders – Stars, Stars Small, Cloudy Sky
Today we have a super “krafty” layout from designer Kate Nolan-Denham.
I am having a great love of all things Kraft lately and I find myself reaching for the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core all the time . The sweet layout of my grandson I am sharing today is chock-full of this line!
I sanded the background cardstock, Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.10, using my Sand it Gadget to give it a bit of an aged look. To create the rulered mat, I embossed a piece of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.6, with Darice 12″ ruler embossing folders. After fussy cutting out each ruler, I inked them with Distress Ink and added them to a 9″x 8″ mat of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No. 23.
The title work is die cut from Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.21 and distressed a bit with the Sandit Gadget. Of course, I always use the Dust Buddy everytime I sand. The photo mat and die punched hearts are made from scraps of Core’dinations papers I had in my stash. Got to love stash!
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection
Darice Ruler Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
EK Success Punches
Helmar ZapDots & Premium Craft Glue
And ..the GREAT thing about Kraft Core is you can use a little or a lot! Check out Clare Buswell’s card here using all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock including a paper ruffle flower from Kraft Core. You can mix & match Core beautifully, don’t you think? Add some of the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress collection, too!
Check out more of Clare’s paper ruffles HERE. Gorgeous!
And just love love how she stamped on the Whitewash Cardstock.
Happy Thursday! Today we have some gorgeous projects for you! I mean, don’t we always?
First up Designer Gail Linder and a beautiful display of our Pastel Core Essentials Collection Pack
I love fun color combinations! For this layout I had a special story to tell and a couple of photos that I converted to black and white so I could use a soft color scheme to match the overall “feel” of the layout. So of course, my first stop was the pastel cardstock collections for some soft pinks, aquas and yellow.
I used a simple grid design, adding cardstock squares the same size as my photos. I then had fun embellishing each cardstock block with – you guessed it – more cardstock! But when I added the layers on top, I embossed, sanded and distressed them to make them stand out and add dimension!
For a scrapper like me that LOVES distressed edges, Core’dinations cardstock sure makes that easy! With minimal effort (ie. just a light sand), your edges are DONE! I even sanded the tiny scallop edge and die cut letters!
My little girl started school this year and (I’m sure all Mothers would agree) that it was quite an emotional time! The night before the first day of school, I wrote her a letter that I hope she’ll read and appreciate in years to come. As the journaling was quite long, I added a flap to the cardstock blocks so they lift up to reveal the journaling underneath! Fun!
Sand It Gadget
Cuttlebug embossing folder
EK Success punches
Heidi Swapp patterned paper
Simple Stories stickers
sequins, twine, pearls
And another layout from Designer Debbie Standard. How much do you LOVE this color combo????
I made this page of my daughter’s bff’s new baby. I’m scrapping for him because he’s just so adorable and I’m honorary grandma. I started with a sheet of basic Core in grey. I really like the more rustic used look of some of the Core when I have sanded down so that some of the white shows through. Then I added a sheet of the black dotted core which I also sanded and matted with blue. I added some yellow which I embossed bu only lightly sanded over the dot part of the embossing. I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch a border which I then sanded. I used a Spellbinder’s die to make my flower.
Core Essentials – Pastels and Darks
Martha Stewart Punch
Sand it Gadget
Sizzix and Darice Embossing folders
May Arts Ribbon
Queen & Co. Pearls and twine and washi tape
Basic Grey Button and tags
Teresa Collins tags and brads
Epic Park Tag (title)
Recollections wood – butterfly
Who loves 8.5×11″ layouts? I DO I DO! First up we have THE COOLEST layout from Designer Suzanna Lee! I know I am going to try this for sure. She has a GREAT Tip for you today for our Tuesday Tip of the week.
Using embossed Core for a background is one of my favorite things to do with Core. It adds so much texture and visual interest to a layout. As I don’t have a larger die cut machine to run my folders through, I cut the paper then run each half of the paper through my Big Shot. You can barely tell that it’s a sheet of paper cut into two pieces! The tone on tone chevrons create an interesting subtle background.
Love this texture! This looks like the cardstock came this way, doesn’t it?
Sand It Gadget
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Dies: Die-Namics, DoCrafts, Die-Versions
Stamp: Lawn Fawn
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
And another layout with a much different color palette. EEK! I love how Suzanna created the flab/banner at the top with the Jenni Bowlin Mini Calendar piece
! Is there any other company out there that has products like this that allow you the creativity to create such cool, one of a kind embellishments???
When pondering what to use for my layouts, I typically grab my colors from the colors in the picture. This picture of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France was taken in panoramic mode with my iPhone. It has a hints of red from the underside of the escalators that I wanted to make stand out a little bit so I chose the similar hues in both pre-embossed and “plain” cardstock. There is nothing plain about Core however!! The Kraft Core that I used to cut the title tied together the browns and reds perfectly!
Cardstock, Cardstock and more Core’dinations Cardstock makes for GREAT layers, don’t you think? Just that small border that Mary Pat Siehl created with the Darks collection pack colors instantly starts to draw your eye in and of course, the scoring!
And here is a little bit about this layout from Designer Mary Pat Siehl AND there’s a card yet, too!
I love to layer my paper and with this project I layered my cardstock. I sanded the edges of the first layer (the red) to give it a distressed look. I then took my blue sheet and scored the edges and sanded those and tore the bottom edge to expose the lighter core. Core cardstock cuts absolutetly perfect in the Silhouette ( like butta!) and I cut out my title to use the negative space. Finally I added some of the Core Tags. I like to sometimes doodle on my projects and I doodled a rim around the tags just to define them a bit and to make them pop!
Core Essentials Darks
paper- My Mind’s Eye
Brads- My Mind’s Eye
Tags- Chic Tags and Elle’s Studio
Twine- The Stringery
Flair- paper play studio
wood veneer- studio calico
Sand It Gadget
And how about the cutest card you’ve ever seen? I have to say that toothpicks are a must have in my scrapbook room these days! And this super cute Darice embossing folder with the clouds is so CUTE! Perfection.
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